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Bon Vivant

#47 of 753 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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Marstalu 8, Riga, Latvia
+371 67 226 585
12:00 - 00:00
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite interesting place: wide selection of Belgian beer, seafood and fried salmon. Don't miss the saucepan of mussels - a serving is enough for a couple. But be careful with beer: best kinds are really strong (10% of alcohol and more) and few beers can be dangerous for a novice. The website is good only for address - seems it... More 

Thank Nikolay K
Trondheim, Norway
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217 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I make it a point of stopping by this restaurant on every visit to Riga, as they are the only ones (that I know of in this town) with a wide selection of Belgian beers. It is also very much worth noting that the food is excellent as well. The hamburgers are okay, but everything else on the menu is... More 

Thank Rune H
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe really have soul, visit it and you will feel it. +Food is very delicious, from snacks till desserts. Its just pointless to name some exact dishes. +Large variations of beer (not only Belgium). +Service - professional and fast. Mostly works handsome guys. About prices, this place have average prices for cafes in Riga old city. We are visiting... More 

Thank Natalja M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

There is a very rich assortment of Belgian beers. The meals are tasty and pretty big. The service is outstanding.

Thank BellaBaharev
Hong Kong, China
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Good Belgium beer place in old Riga, have extended list of beers and also food. We tried their famous huge sausage which was good, as well as mussels. The food is decent for a pub. I think is a great place to hang out with a group of friends and enjoy few beers.

Thank Miucia
Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

As a lover of Belgian Beer, I was delighted to find this beer haven in Riga. Excellent Beer, great staff and very good food. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. I would strongly advise anyone visiting Riga to try Café Bon Vivant....you will not be disappointed.

Thank Sherpakev
Glumslov, Sweden
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

God choice of beer. I had two kwaks. Nice enviroment an staff. Did not try the food hope it is good.

Thank Mikael F
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a Belgian style bar with lots of choices of Belgian beer.....excellent, helpful, friendly staff who know what they are talking about.....although this is also a restaurant we did not eat here.......cant miss this one

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Riga, Latvia
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice meal, averagely priced. Good place for fans of Belgium beer and mussels Everything else ok but not particularly special Service more akin to a bar than a restaurant

Thank leapeagle
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

4 of us took shelter in this Belgian Brasserie from the rain one evening and ended up staying for an evening meal. Great selection of Belgian beers and a decent wine list. Very extensive menu at reasonable prices. We all thoroughly enjoyed our selections and we were so lucky that we stumbled upon this place by chance. Highly recommended.

Thank Jon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Belgian, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marstalu 8, Riga, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 226 585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?